A one-day event next month will look at how businesses can better understand the latest developments in the area of smart cities development and urban innovation
Entitled Winning Business – The Future of Smart Cities and Urban Innovation – the event has been jointly organised by the Mayor of London in partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) London and in collaboration with Space Syntax and is also supported by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF).
With more than half of the world’s population living in cities, integrated urban options have emerged as a new and exciting market internationally, dealing with global challenges, e.g. climate change, resource security and demographic change.
The result has been a high demand for so-called ‘smart’ answers that are designed make cities work more effectively socially, economically and environmentally. It is estimated that by 2020 the global market for smart this approach will be worth approximately £250 billion.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The event is geared specifically for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), based within one of London’s 33 boroughs, with little or no exporting experience.
A SME company is defined as having an annual turnover of less than £40 million and fewer than 250 employees. Mid-sized businesses (MSBs) are not eligible, unless they meet the SME definition. There is a maximum of one delegate per company.
Friday, 6 March 2015 from 08:00 to 20:00, Greater London Authority Headquarters (City Hall), The Queen’s Walk London SE1 2AA. Cost: £50. For further information, visit the website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-trade-investment
Caption The Greater London Authority Headquarters is the venue for an event on ‘smart’ cities and is being supported by the GGF.